5G NR and LTE/LTE-A user-plane simulation model, compatible with the INET Framework. Website: http://simu5g.org
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If you use this software or part of it for your research, please cite our work:
G. Nardini, D. Sabella, G. Stea, P. Thakkar, A. Virdis, "Simu5G – An OMNeT++ Library for End-to-End Performance Evaluation of 5G Networks," in IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 181176-181191, 2020, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3028550.
If you include this software or part of it within your own software, README and LICENSE files cannot be removed from it and must be included in the root directory of your software package.
- Giovanni Nardini (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Giovanni Stea (email@example.com)
- Antonio Virdis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This version requires:
- OMNeT++ 6.0.1
- INET 4.5
- eNodeB, gNodeB and UE models
- Full LTE and NR protocol stack
- Simple PGW/UPF model implementing GTP protocol
- Header compression/decompression
- Logical connection establishment and maintenance
- E-UTRA/NR Dual connectivity
- Split Bearer
- Multiplexing/Demultiplexing of MAC SDUs
- UM, (AM and TM testing) modes
- HARQ functionalities
- Allocation management
- Scheduling Policies (MAX C/I, Proportional Fair, DRR)
- Carrier Aggregation
- Support to multiple numerologies
- Flexible TDD/FDD
- Channel Feedback management
- Realistic 3GPP channel model with
- inter-cell interference
- fast fading
- (an)isotropic antennas
- X2 communication support
- X2-based handover
- CoMP Coordinated Scheduling support
- Device-to-device communications
- Support for vehicular mobility (integration with Veins 5.2)
- ETSI-compliant model of Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) systems
- Voice-over-IP (VoIP)
- Constant Bit Rate (CBR)
- Trace-based Video-on-demand (VoD)
Real-time emulation support
Simu5G supports real-time network emulation capabilities. Navigate to one of the examples included in the "emulation" folder and take a look at the README file included therein.
- User Plane only (Control Plane not modeled)
- no EPS bearer support – note: a similar concept, "connections", has been implemented, but they are neither dynamic nor statically configurable via some config file
- radio bearers not implemented, not even statically configured radio bearers (dynamically allocating bearers would need the RRC protocol, which is Control Plane so not implemented)